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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by hadriana
Actually this is to be an interfaith community center and open to everyone. The imam has been working with other religious groups in the neighborhood for years.
Originally posted by inforeal
Interesting, many of these people who are so against the mosque I bet wouldn’t want to make South Carolina take down their confederate flag from the state lawn.
Sharif El-Gamal is the developer behind the plan to erect an Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site.
Calls are mounting for him and the other backers to find a new home for their center, further away from the site of the September 11th terrorist attacks, but El-Gamal isn't budging.
He is sticking with his plans to erect a 13-story center and prayer space in Lower Manhattan. He likens the project to a YMCA or Jewish Community Center, with programs open to all residents of all faiths.
"A landmark, an iconic building that will have people come and visit it from around the world,” said El-Gamal as to what he imagines. “This looks like it is going to be the most famous community center in the world."